The way I see it, he has garbage bags full of excuses as to why these rods are not already in our hands. I would be at bay for a while if he had responded to my last couple inquiries. And if he just flat out asked me if he could have until the end of the year to finish up my rod, I would agree. He reminds of that friend we all have - the one that tells their wife they are on the way home, when really he's sitting at the bar with no intentions of coming home until morning. I don't agree with the part where he gets paid 100% upfront. It leaves no incentive for him to hurry up and pony up the goods.